- Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2013 - user8956970
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Silver Spring, MD.
Donna did a great job for us....she was responsive to our questions about the process and was very flexible to suit our viewing needs as we worked out of the area.She was very knowledgeable about the area which was very helpful. It was a pleasure working with her and we were able to complete our purchase very quickly!
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2012 - dirtwolf
Sold a home in 2012.
Donna and her entire team were wonderful during the process of selling my home. It was the first time I sold a home and I was very nervous. Donna was able to be informative and comforting at the same time. Their expertise and care and concern made it a very easy process. I would highly recommend Donna and her pure energy team for anyone looking to buy or sell. They rock!
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2012 - user021236
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Silver Spring, MD.
Donna and her team are simply AMAZING!

My opinion about realtors has always been that they are grossly overpaid for the amount of work they do. Paying a realtor commission is like paying taxes, you resent every penny out of pocket. In Donna's case, that couldn't be further from the truth. Donna earned every penny.

Our story began with renovations to our old house. Donna and Jen (The Designer) advised us all along the way on maximizing our pre-sale renovation budget. We needed to make substantial improvements to our house and I was skeptical of spending that much money just to sell a house. Well, it turns out that our neighbor with a nearly identical house, made no similar improvements and is still on the market 6 months later for 50k less than our listing. We didn't spend nearly 50k in renovations so that says to me that Donna's advice to spend some money, added a huge amount of value in terms of resale. We almost had 3 offers within 3 days of our first open house. We happened to take the first one because we wanted to make an offer on our new house.

Speaking of our new house. We were looking for an "affordable" house in the Walter Johnson Cluster. Our options were very limited and we compiled a list of potential homes and set a date to go looking. That date turned out to be the day after The Derecho. We had no idea when we left the house that morning, how devastated the area was, but we were determined to find a house and Donna patiently, and with good humor, drove us all over town. Dodging downed trees, power lines and lines at the gas pumps. Any other person would have cancelled.

Donna was always completely honest with her opinion on the houses we looked at. There were some I liked, and she didn't. Some she liked and I didn't. And even one that smelled like horseradish. The horseradish house was actually on the top of my list! Fortunately, Donna hated it, and I have thanked her more than once for talking me out of it.

She knew what we wanted and needed and truly helped filter out the mediocre listings. What she eventually found for us was perfect. Basically, what we were looking for was a livable fixer-upper. We found a beautiful house in Kensington that was being sold by the original owner. Any improvements had been made at least 30 years ago so it really needed "new everything". But that's much better than a new "Home Depot" renovation. There was one major issue with the basement floor (settling slab) but between our structural engineer and Donna's expert negotiating, we ended up getting an entirely new sub-slab waste line and slab settlement mitigation as part of our inspection contingencies. In fact, it was Donna that said "the waste line might be cracked" and made sure to include it on our inspection contingencies. Turns our she was right! It was cracked, but she saved our A**ES, and now we have an entirely new waste line. Form this point out, everything is cosmetic.

My wife and I couldn't be more grateful to Donna and her team. We LOVE our new home and neighborhood.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2012 - user6799987
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Kensington, MD.
I highly recommend Donna and her team at Pure Energy both for selling and buying a house. Pure Energy guided us in the process of getting our house ready to be put on the market, staged it beautifully, and priced it well. Our house sold quickly -- we had a contract soon after the first open house. While we were getting our house ready to put on the market, Donna took us several times to visit houses to buy. She offered honest and insightful opinions on prospective homes. When we found the house we wanted to buy, she did a great job negotiating with the seller on price and home inspection contingencies. The house we bought had some issues with the basement and Donna made sure that the issues were fully understood and resolved throughout the home inspection process. Now we are in the house we really wanted, in a great neighborhood, and it would not have happened without Donna and her team.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013 - user06674011
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Silver Spring, MD.
Donna is approachable, responsive, clear in all of her communications and expectations, and resourceful. She and her team successfully directed us through a quick and painless staging/listing/selling process. Her advice leading up to our sale was spot-on and it paid off for us with immediate multiple offers at asking price.

She was equally successful in helping us buy our second home. We had a tight window to work within once our home sold, and she helped us navigate through a competitive seller's market. Within two weeks of selling our home, we had a successful offer on our dream home. She went above and beyond in terms of contacting other agents, inquiring on our behalf, and helping us feel confident in our offer.
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- Will never recommend
05/01/2013 - CLC203
Bought a home in 2008.
We bought a house using Donna as our agent. It was the third home we've purchased with an agent, and I've never had an agent do so little. We hired her because we had heard that she really knew Silver Spring, but she literally didn't show us a single house that we didn't find ourselves. She didn't know anything about the neighborhood we were looking in and referred vaguely to comps, but never showed us any actual numbers or properties that had sold in the neighborhood. When we made an offer and were under contract, the negotiations were very tense because of animosity between her and the sellers' agent. It was such a negative experience.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2013 - Ken Fuller
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Silver Spring, MD.
We would definitely use Donna again.. in a heart-beat! The staging was masterful, the advice and guidance was not only on-point but also calming. We listed our house during a tougher time-of-year, but she did an awesome job and we are thrilled with the result. She is really impressive! She even performed project management services with regard to work that we needed to get done to list the house. Her firm is truly full-service! Truly an amaing value.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2013 - user5407753
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Silver Spring, MD.
Donna was so helpful in guiding us through the process of selling our home and buying our next home. We worked on a very short timeframe but she was always calm and a voice of reason. I am confident that taking her suggestions on the how to prepare our house for the market led to getting our house under contract so quickly. I would recommend Donna without hesitation.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2012 - user5643193
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Silver Spring, MD.
Working with Donna was fantastic. She seemed to always have our best interests in mind. Her use of technology was impressive and awareness of market conditions as spot-on. Tough and savvy, patient and empathetic, I though overall her work was brilliant.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2012 - user0875425
Sold a home in 2012.
Donna is absolutely excellent in marketing and pricing a home appropriately. She knows what makes a house sell and her expertise in decorating and staging makes an enormous difference. With her advice and help, we sold our house in 3 days in a down market.
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